Academic Programs Catalog

College of Social Science

School of Criminal Justice

Undergraduate Programs
Minor in Law, Justice and Public Policy

The Minor in Law, Justice and Public Policy, administered by the School of Criminal Justice, enhances the education and training of students who anticipate entering fields that require multidisciplinary approaches to advanced research, professional practice, or policymaking related to law. 

The minor is available as an elective to students who are enrolled in bachelor’s degree programs in the College of Social Science. With the approval of the department and college that administer the student’s degree program, the courses that are used to satisfy the minor may also be used to satisfy the requirements for the bachelor’s degree.

Students who plan to complete the requirements of the minor should consult their major undergraduate advisor in the College of Social Science.

Requirements for the Minor in Law, Justice and Public Policy

Complete 15 credits from the following:

1. The following course (3 credits):
CJ 110 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
2. One of the following courses (3 credits):
CJ 220 Criminology 3
EC 425 Law and Economics (W) 3
HDFS 448 Child and Family Policy 3
HST 318B United States Constitutional History from 1877 3
PLS 321 Constitutional Law 3
SOC 131 Social Problems 3
3. Two of the following courses (6 credits):
CSUS 465 Environmental and Natural Resource Law 3
ENG 473B Law and Literature 3
GBL 323 Introduction to Business Law 3
IBIO 446 Environmental Issues and Public Policy 3
JRN 430 News Media Law and Ethics 3
PHL 354 Philosophy of Law 3
4. The following capstone course (3 credits):
PLS 320 Judicial Politics 3